Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread

So a few weeks ago I was shopping at the Colruyt where I usually do my food storage grocery shopping. They sale a lot of bulk items and flour is one of those items I frequently purchase here. I will be honest I really don't look at the labels for most of the things I buy, even though I can read them now, more so I think because there was such a long time where I could not read them. Shopping was a trial and error type deal and I usually just looked at the pictures to tell what things were. So anyways, they didn't have the blue bag of flour I usually buy so I thought, why not just try the red bag. Well my blue bag ran out about a week ago and so I pulled out the red bag. Opened it so that I could make cookies, well it turned out to be whole wheat flour. I don't think it would have made very nice chocolate cookies. So I had to have James pick up some white flour on his way home from work.

So now that I have 25 lbs. of whole wheat flour came the question of what am I going to do with it before we move here in the next 4 month. Not that the flour would be good that long. So I have been on the look for recipes that call of wheat flour. This was the first one I turned to today as I was searching through my cookbooks and decided to give it a try. Let's just say it is delicious!

I will admit I did not make my in a loaf as you can see since I only have one loaf pan and it is dark metal so the bread never bakes very evenly so I decided to try rounds like they do at the bakery here in Belgium. I added more wheat flour than the recipe called for. I only used 1-1/2c. regular flour and the rest I used the wheat. Also I kneaded the dough with white flour too. The first loaf I put in for 30 minutes but after 20 minutes it looked done so I took it out. Unfortunately it was not done in the center so I made sure to cook the second one for the full time I just turned the temperature down some.

I know bread it a lot of work but this one really is worth it.


Amelia Harris said...

That looks so very yummy! I might have to give that one a try. We love fresh homemade baked bread. :)

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